Colby Hall

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Reading RULES in Kindergarten: Development of a Small-Group Intervention to Support Emergent Reading and Writing
Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houst
September 01, 2020 – June 30, 2022
EDIS 3221: Introduction to Reading Foundations
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to theoretical foundations of how children learn to read and write as well the difficulties some children encounter as they progress in their literacy development. The course addresses basic components of effective literacy programs and instruction (e.g., concepts of print, fluency, phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, writing, comprehension, vocabulary) with attention to needs of diverse learners.
EDIS 5740: Diagnostic & Remediation II: Meaning Based Assessment & Intervention
Credits: 3
The course begins with an overview of models of reading comprehension and research evidence that describes key influences on reading comprehension (e.g., oral language, decoding/fluency, vocabulary, text structure, and engagement/motivation). It then introduces assessments used to assess language and reading comprehension. Finally, the course provides opportunities to reflect and discuss interventions targeting reading comprehension.